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November 5th, 2008
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  • 20:32 OH DEAR GODS YES. Our long national nightmare is finally over. Now to wait on tiptoe for the CA state results ... and then on to NaNoWriMo! #

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From:kevynjacobs
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Well, almost over...

I hate to throw a little cold reality on things, but... W. is still in the White House for another 75 days.
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From:baxil
Date:November 5th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Wait ... who?

... Oh yeah, we actually have a president now, don't we? Has anyone even seen the guy in the last year, or has he been hiding full-time, quietly carting gold out of Fort Knox bar by bar?
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From:kevynjacobs
Date:November 5th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Naaah, there hasn't been any gold in Ft. Knox since Nixon took us off the gold standard. It mostly went to finance covert military ops.

What really worries me is that, even though Bush is now a lame duck, he doesn't have the election to worry about, and can exercise imperial powers without much fear. What will he do with the military over the next 75 days?


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From:natetg
Date:November 5th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)

And...(sigh)...Prop 8 Passed

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Linear approximation from Prop 22 (61% pass) to Prop 8 (55% pass) suggests that gay marriage will probably pass into law around 2016 or 2020 here in CA.
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From:baxil
Date:November 5th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)

Re: And...(sigh)...Prop 8 Passed

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Final election-night update shows 52.2-47.8. Hopefully by 2016 ...
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From:baxil
Date:November 5th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

p.s.

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Huh - interesting. This argument was made before the election, and the numbers were almost exactly on the nose.
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From:natetg
Date:November 5th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)

This is Quite Fast, Really

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With that number, we could see the "ban" lifted by 2012 since constitutional amendments are easy in CA. On a more positive note, homosexual legal marriage looks inevitable in California.

N.B. I'm not sure that 'man' and 'woman' can really be defined all that well, considering the power of modern medicine and things like androgen insensitivity syndrome.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 7th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)

Re: This is Quite Fast, Really

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I've been wondering about that. If this "one man, one woman" business is written into law, are churches and courthouses going to start doing genitalia checks on wedding couples? :}
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From:natetg
Date:November 8th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)

Well...

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There is natural gender-bending in humans:
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/lifestyle/healthfitness/menshealth/part1_7-1.html

"... the presumed clitoris rapidly enlarges to become a penis and the 'labia' unfold to form a scrotum into which the testicles suddenly drop.

This defect is relatively common in a part of the Dominican Republic, where it is accepted as normal that a few of the little girls playing in the streets will grow up and turn into men..."

Hopefully nobody's getting married before age 12 though.
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From:dogemperor
Date:November 5th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
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I will be assured our national nightmare is over (and ironically, I used *THOSE EXACT WORDS* to my husband in discussing this :D) on 20 January 2009, once Barack Obama is safely inaugurated into office.

At this point, I *do* intend to break out in a party. (Hell, part of me wishes I could be in Washington for the inauguration, but tickets are probably way the hell out of my price range, unfortunately.)

JESUS FUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME I AM NOT ASHAMED TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. :D
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From:kevynjacobs
Date:November 5th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
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> JESUS FUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME I AM NOT ASHAMED TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. :D

A very strange feeling, isn't it?
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From:dogemperor
Date:November 5th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, seriously. :3
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